Welcome to the Magnus Podcast - a production of the Albertus Magnus Institute, Inc. Dedicated to the promotion of another sort of learning, the Albertus Magnus Institute seeks to invite all into the truth, "Omnes ad Veritatem."
Ep. 037 - Anthony Esolen on Milton’s Paradise Lost.
49:23Fellowship Q&A with AMI Senior Fellow, Dr. Anthony Esolen on the first book of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Is Milton showing off or alining himself with the great epics of the past? Does Milton characterize the will of the angels as perfect and unchanging? Is Satan’s will his own? Was Milton influenced by Descartes? What about Dante? Why does Milton have the devils use gold to build? Listen and benefit. Why not join the Fellowship today? It’s free. It’s freeing. And you’ll meet great people. MagnusInstitute.org
Ep. 036 - Ethics of Genetic Engineering with Timothy Furlan.
39:36If you could give your children perfect pitch or a high I.Q., if you could pick their hair color or height, would you? Is this science fiction or the inevitability of technological progress? Listen as Dr. Timothy Furlan and AMI Fellows discuss genetic engineering and what this could mean for the future of the human race. To access the full course and every archived course recording in the Magnus Fellowship, become an ALL ACCESS FELLOW today. https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Ep. 035 - Triangulation of Desire in Girard and Shakespeare with Patrick Downey and Tiffany Schubert.
43:23Join AMI Fellows beginning a course on René Girard’s Theatre of Envy. Professors Downey and Schubert set the groundwork for exploring the realm of mimetic rivalry, triangulation, scapegoating, and how Rene Girard uses these theories in interpreting some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. To become a Fellow today and join us in live and interactive courses, visit MagnusInstitute.org. Support the work of the Albertus Magnus Institute with a tax-deductible donation here. https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Ep. 034 - BONUS - THREE BEERS - Biotechnological Revolutions
1:19:15Listen in as we preview AMI Senior Fellow Dr. Timothy Furlan’s upcoming course in the Magnus Fellowship, Bioethics and Aquinas. We dive into some timely themes such as trans-humanism, singularity, utilitarianism, and the human condition. Is there hope for the future? From Plato’s Republic to Libido Dominandi, Aristotle to Peter Theil and Elon Musk, this discussion is not to be missed. Become a Fellow today and enroll in Dr. Furlan’s course at MagnusInstitute.org.
Ep. 033 - The Thirty-Third Canto with Anthony Esolen.
1:59:11This is the final lecture from Senior Fellow Anthony Esolen’s course for the Magnus Fellowship: Into the World Beyond with Dante. Complete course recordings from this and every course in the Magnus Fellowship are now available to all AMI Fellows. Become one today at MagnusInstitute.org. New Summer and Fall courses in the Magnus Fellowship just announced. Jump on in. https://magnusinstitute.org/magnus-courses/ Buy Dr. Anthony Esolen’s translation of the Divine Comedy here if you can’t find it in your local brick and mortar bookstore: https://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Divine-Comedy-Dante/dp/0812970063/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LD0[…]y+esolen&qid=1615234556&sprefix=anthony+es%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-3 Support the work of the Albertus Magnus Institute with a tax-deductible donation here. https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Ep. 032 - Welcome to Paradise with Anthony Esolen.
1:57:59Please enjoy this introductory lecture on Dante’s Paradiso by author, professor, translator, and AMI Senior Fellow, Dr. Anthony Esolen. This is an excerpt from Dr. Esolen’s course in the Magnus Fellowship, “Into the World Beyond with Dante.” To become a Fellow yourself, and join us for these courses live, visit MagnusInstitute.org today.
Ep. 031 - BONUS - THREE BEERS - René Girard's Theater of Envy
1:14:33Prof. Patrick Downey, AMI Senior Fellow and Author of "Desperately Wicked", joins us for three beers to discuss his upcoming course for the Magnus Fellowship. Follow us through the weeds into the heart of the Christian Mysteries as we dive into the mimetic theory of René Girard. Registration for Dr. Downey's upcoming course on Girard opens soon. Become a Fellow today at MagnusInstitute.org.
Ep.030 - Into the World Beyond with Anthony Esolen.
1:53:12Grab your copy of the Divine Comedy and listen into a full class in the Magnus Fellowship taught by Dr. Anthony Esolen. Visit MagnusInstitute.org today to become a Fellow and register for our next round of courses soon to be announced. Support AMI’s work with a tax-deductible donation at https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Ep. 029 - Dante’s St. Thomas, S.A. Cortright.
58:45Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) holds the Catholic Church's title of Doctor Communis (Common Doctor) meaning that after Christ and the Apostles who were blessed by Christ, Thomas is her greatest teacher. What does the Common Doctor’s work have to do with that of Dante? More than you might think. Join us for AMI President Steven Cortright’s first class in the Magnus Fellowship. Our next round of courses will be announced soon. Become a Fellow today and register at MagnusInstitute.org Support AMI’s work with a tax-deductible donation at https://magnusinstitute.org/give/
Ep. 028 - Dante at 700 with Anthony Esolen.
1:14:48Season 2 of Magnus Podcast kicks off with a visit from renowned scholar, translator, author, and AMI Senior Fellow, Dr. Anthony Esolen. Listen in on his inaugural lecture for the Albertus Magnus Institute’s Fellowship as we dive deep into the life, times, and work of Dante Alighieri and read the first ten cantos of Dante’s Inferno. Visit MagnusInstitute.org today to become a Fellow and register for our next round of courses soon to be announced. Support AMI’s work with a tax-deductible donation at https://magnusinstitute.org/give/. Anthony Esolen’s translation of Dante’s Inferno: https://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Divine-Comedy-Dante/dp/0812970063/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LD0[…]y+esolen&qid=1615234556&sprefix=anthony+es%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-3 Anthony Esolen’s latest book, Sex and the Unreal City: The Demolition of the Western Mind: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Unreal-City-Demolition-Western/dp/1621643069/ref=sr_1_2?c[…]y+esolen&qid=1615234556&sprefix=anthony+es%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-2